Before us is an illustration of a famous fairy tale. Bilibin is a true master who has managed to convey the special beauty of this amazing genre. Fairy tales allow us to plunge into a world full of wonders. There are herbs in it. Animals and birds can talk. The man understands them perfectly.
Firebird – true magic. With such a heroine no bird can match. Her feathers strike with bizarre reflections. The pen can keep warm for an incredibly long time. When it goes out, it becomes real gold. A firebird stands guard over a fern flower. She loves rejuvenating apples, and then luxurious pearls pour from her beak.
Ivan Tsarevich manages to wait for this magical bird. But still catch it does not work. The hero is left only a feather, which he pulled out of her tail.
The tale is extremely complex in terms of plot. There are a lot of characters in it. When the artist began to work, he clearly realized that there should not be any independence. Everything should be exactly as in the fairy tale itself.
The painter manages to make tangible images and important ideas. As a result, we better understand what is being said in this tale. The spectators manage to imagine how the heroes used to live, what they preferred, how they dressed.
Bilibin made specially sketches at one of the deaf villages. They were useful to him in the work on the illustrations for this book. Forest jungle depicted incredibly poetic. We feel that the painter admires aspens, pines, birches. He is attracted by the secret that is hidden in them.
Bilibin specifically studied vintage miniatures. That is why he depicts the outfit of Ivan Tsarevich with maximum accuracy. The motifs of Byzantium are woven into the ornaments. This artist sought to emphasize that the hero belongs to a particular race.
Bilibin’s books are a miracle. It is no coincidence that his illustrations are so popular with viewers of each era.